Complications of the hypercoagulable status in burn injury

Juan P. Barret, Peter Dziewulski

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Abstract

Burn patients commonly exhibit signs of thrombogenicity, theoretically, puts them at risk for thromboembolic complications. However, the literature is controversial, and the real impact of these complications is yet unknown. We reviewed a series of 3331 burned patients to study the incidence of arterial thrombosis, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary thromboembolism. Ten patients presented with thrombotic complications, which accounted to a raw incidence of 0.3%. One complication occurred in the paediatric population (incidence of 0.1%) and nine in the adult population (incidence of 0.37%). There were three arterial thromboses (AT) of the common femoral artery, one in an 8 years old boy and two in two adult male patients. The other seven patients had deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the inferior extremities and three of them presented with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). Thrombotic complications represented 3.38% of all deaths in our burn population. Despite the hypercoagulable status of burn patients, thrombotic complication and related mortality continue to have a low impact in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1008
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Population
Incidence
Thrombosis
Venous Thromboembolism
Femoral Artery
Cohort Studies
Extremities
Pediatrics
Mortality

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Complication
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Complications of the hypercoagulable status in burn injury. / Barret, Juan P.; Dziewulski, Peter.

In: Burns, Vol. 32, No. 8, 01.12.2006, p. 1005-1008.

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Barret, Juan P. ; Dziewulski, Peter. / Complications of the hypercoagulable status in burn injury. In: Burns. 2006 ; Vol. 32, No. 8. pp. 1005-1008.
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